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The carbon footprint to collect, transport and recycle glass now exceeds the benefit of recycling it. It is no longer environmentally responsible to recycle glass. We are always evaluating the benefits as well as the overall impact of recycling in order to ensure that our program is efficient and environmentally friendly.
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Roll your container to the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day. The container is emptied mechanically from inside a Republic Services® vehicle cab. The driver uses a joystick, much like those used in video games, to operate the automated arm that picks up the container and empties the garbage into the truck. The container is set back in place, and the Republic Services truck moves on to the next stop.
Be sure your container is at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day to ensure collection. Or, you may set your container out the night before, if you wish.
Only the acceptable recycling items may be placed in your recycling container.
Read a full list of acceptable and non-acceptable recycling items here
The container will need to be sorted out and then sent to the landfill, causing the cost to rise. It can also cause acceptable items to be thrown away.
Unfortunately there is no longer a market for, or a way to responsibly recycle, plastics #3-#7. We can still accept #1 and #2 plastics.
Follow this link and enter your home address to see what days trash and recycling is picked up from your residence.
The City of Edmond elected to provide recycle/trash collection and disposal services for the mutual benefit of all residents. Our goal is to provide the best possible service for the lowest possible cost using "economies of scale." In other words, all customers benefit collectively from lower pricing than each could obtain individually. All residents have the recycle charge included in their Solid Waste Utility; however, the participation is voluntary.
As part of your recycling service, The City of Edmond provides a 96-gallon recycling poly cart. The carts are permanently assigned to each residential address and belong to the city.